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Juggling Multiple internships as a first-timer

Juggling Multiple Internships as a First-Timer

Short Summary: Erin Gallagher tried out two internships for the first time: one as a graphic designer for the Digital Media Engagement (DME) team and another at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. Here she reflects on her experiences with both.  When Erin Gallagher joined the Digital Media Engagement (DME) internship, she knew she wanted …

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First Internship: Why the DME Should Be Your First Experience

Summary: Hannah Bundschuh was looking to expand her research abilities when she learned about the Digital Media Engagement (DME) internship. She later rose to become one of the department heads (DH) of Research and offers advice for future first-time interns. When Hannah Bundschuh was looking to join an internship in spring 2020, she originally wasn’t …

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Ep 21: Grace Yang

Grace Yang is a motion graphics intern at the VA DME Internship where she creates videos about recent news, #VeteranOfTheDay posts and other graphic design projects. Grace graduated from the University of Maryland in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, criminal justice and criminology and is currently pursuing a certificate in video production from …

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Ep 20: Claire Bednarski

Claire Bednarski goes to the Ohio State University and is a senior studying international relations, diplomacy, public policy and Spanish. Claire has been in the DME internship for two years and has risen through the ranks to now hold the position of co-Social Media ELT where she manages social media content for the VA’s social …

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Ep 19: Priyanka Paudel

Priyanka Paudel is a sophomore at Montgomery Community College in Maryland and is majoring in business administration. At the DME internship, Priyanka is currently a part of the Borne the Battle Podcast where she is working as a transcriptionist. Some of her interests include telecommunications, radio, media and starting a new podcast in the future. …

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Ep 18: Parker Davis

Parker Davis is a DME intern with the External Affairs Department and is also a senior studying international studies and political science at Virginia Military Institute where he is involved in a wide variety of different clubs and organizations. His responsibilities in External Affairs involve taking on projects or overloads from other departments in the …

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Ep 17: Luna Chen

Luna Chen is a web development intern pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in data science and mathematics at Northeastern University for next fall and is currently taking a gap year this year. Her gap year has proven to be very productive, using her time to work as a STEM intern at a philanthropic education …

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Ep 16: Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher is a senior sociology major at Beloit College and is currently an intern at two internships: one with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a graphic design division officer, and the other at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office in Janesville, Wisconsin. Erin splits her time between schoolwork, her internships and at …

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